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YOU, Inc. Child and Family Services

 

Whether working directly with a caregiver or coordinating services with a child-serving agency, we’re committed to ensuring that every child and family is able to find the program or service that will best address their needs, in the timeliest way.

We offer Behavioral Health Counseling in home and community settings, in our residential programs, and  from outpatient clinics located in four key Central MA communities — Gardner, Southbridge, Milford and Worcester. Our highly trained clinicians can assist children, adolescents and families with a wide range of behavioral health issues, in both individual and group counseling sessions. Our masters and doctoral mental health clinicians are trained in multiple evidence-based practices.

We have a long and successful history of partnering with the Department of Children and Families to provide comprehensive therapeutic and out-of-home services to children and families in the care of the Department. From community-based supports and clinical services, to short and long-term stabilization, we are confident in our ability to serve these youth and their caregivers during very challenging times.

We contract with the Department of Youth Services (DYS) within their Worcester, Webster, and Fitchburg offices to deliver high-quality, community-based services and supports to children involved with DYS. Our Resource Developers and Site Support Specialists work jointly with the DYS casework staff to ensure that DYS clients receive the services and supports they need to become productive members of their communities.

For those children who must be removed from their families for a longer duration of time, our Comprehensive Foster Care program offers a safe and caring home. Youth receive case management services, individual and family counseling as warranted, and support for all basic needs such as transportation, advocacy, and medical attention. YOU, Inc. foster parents receive comprehensive training and support, and work closely with our case managers to ensure the safety and well-being of these vulnerable children.

For more information about our Child and Family Services, please explore the links below.

Programs

  • Behavioral Health Counseling

    Behavioral Health Counseling

    Counseling is at the heart of our mission. Our caring and experienced professionals are here to guide and support you and/or your child through life’s challenges, and into a healthy future.

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  • Services for DCF-Involved Families

    Services for DCF-Involved Families

    Our community-based supports include services for youth and their families to help them keep their children at home with the support and education needed to do so.

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  • Services for DYS-Involved Families

    Services for DYS-Involved Families

    We contract with DYS within their Worcester, Webster, and Fitchburg offices to develop regional Community Service Teams that have effectively combined the DYS regional casework staff and provider employees into a team that delivers high-quality, culturally-responsive services and supports to children in DYS.

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  • Comprehensive Foster Care

    Comprehensive Foster Care

    We provide comprehensive foster care for children from infancy to age 18. Children who enter our Comprehensive Foster Care program have typically been removed from their homes as the result of an emergency in their family, in order to ensure the safety and security of the child.

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